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Martha Stewart is to co-chair a special event in May designed to benefit an organization that supports the completion and care of Hudson River Park as a world class park for everyone.

The Friends of Hudson River Park gala takes place on May 27 and will include cocktails and a tour of the Park onboard Circle Line’s newest ship, the “Manhattan,” followed by dinner and a brief program at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York.

Founded in 1999, Friends of Hudson River Park is the fundraising concern of the new park. Extending along the West Side waterfront from 59th Street to Chambers, the new Park already offers New Yorkers magnificent public piers, lush lawns, extraordinary views and easy access to the Hudson River in Greenwich Village and Clinton. Other sections of the Park are under construction and will provide equally spectacular venues in Chelsea and Tribeca. Still, at least $130 million of public funding will be needed to complete what many already regard as the Central Park of the 21st Century.

According to the Friends group: “At our 10 year mark, we are proud of our successes thus far – fifty percent of the park completed, over 5 miles of bike and pedestrian paths, 8 public park piers, and construction of another thirty percent of the Park already underway – but we need your help to make the completion of Hudson River Park a reality. We hope we can count on your support for this very special evening. Your participation will mean a lot.”

More information about tickets can be found here.

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